British Executions

John Wade

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 1 Aug 1791

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Gallows Hill, Ware Road, Hertford

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Monday, 1 August 1791

John Wade found guilty of the murder of his wife, Martha,  by beating her with a Beetle (an implement made of iron and wood) so that she instantly died, on 10th March 1791 in the parish of Little Hormead.  He was ordered to be executed on Monday 1 August and afterwards his body to be dissected and anatomised.